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  1. While there is no doubt this is related to the dispute with Metra, UP can argue that it is taking precautions related to the pandemic by keeping its conductors and engineers safe. There is also a passenger benefit in that injuries would be reduced in the event of a train and vehicle accident. My question is whether fares are being collected on other Metra services including the BNSF, ME,MD. and RI?
  2. So the STB won't rule ib the matter but it will defer to the federal courts. The courts will also rule where STB has jurisdiction, if any.
  3. I don't know what timetable Pulse service on Dempster Pulse will begin, but until the I would expect the 250 to sport 2 to 5 of those New Flyers daily.. Pulse Milwaukee might see one or two if any get wrapped.
  4. This is exciting news! I suppose it would be too much to take the cars to Lower 63rd yard and, push or pull to Skokie?
  5. i hope so but I think another garage will be ln line to get some.
  6. I rode 6274 yesterday. It had good a/c, though it wasn't too hot yesterday. So it's looking like W will continue to get New Flyers through 20475 based on the number of NABIs still running. We will see when 20466 hits the streets.
  7. I haven't seen to Milwaukee in a minute. could it be?
  8. Good question. Feeder service is suspended so Westmobt doesn't need the buses right now. I don't know where those buses are being stored. We still don't have a timeline for the arrival of the new EZ Riders
  9. Eventually UP and Metra will work it out and Metra will take over the service. Metra is trying to buy time to implement the takeover but UP doesn't want to wait and wants out asap.
  10. I think z UP appeals until it wins. Meantime, like @trainman8119 said. UP will deliberately delay IP Metra service until an agreement is reached for Metra to take over.
  11. Ok we're getting close to eradicating the NABIs at West. Now were going to see if West continues to receive New Flyers and send their newest Eldorado Axxess buses away, or if another garage like NW ir NS (or even River) gets the remainders.
  12. I would think you would prefer the rails over the buses.
  13. I think UP appeals to the courts. They will argue the STB has no jurisdiction concerning the matter. Their primary argument is that they aren't a common carrier and thus they are not obligated to provide commuter (passenger) rail service. Metra is pointing to the original agreement with CNW that includes a clause that if the RR and Metra don't have a POS agreement in place, the RR would continue to run the commuter service per the common carrier provision by ICC. Since then, the ICC was abolished and replaced by the STB. UP is arguing that, since the ICC was abolished, the common carrier provision was abolished with it, and thus no longer applies I think UP will lose un the STB hearing. which is partially why they don't believe, or want to believe the STB has jurisdiction over this case Does anyone know what became of the fight between UP and CTA over the r.o w concerning the westernmost leg of the Green Line? UP wanted to drastically increase the fees CTA paid them and CTA balked. CTA even filed a lawsuit to have that portion if r.i w "condemned " UP argued that wasn't possible or legal because federal law superceded that. UP won that part. I assume that eventually they came to some agreement.
  14. Drivers have been known to make side trips? Remember the Nova that made its way to Detroit,? This is beyond a side trip. Where did this bus originate? Uf Alabama it makes perfect sense, although I don't think Aniston builds 60 ft buses. St Cloud makes sense in that the bus would have to go through Detroit or Niagara Falls to enter Canada. The real problem is if thus bus was actually built in Canada.
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